ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man repeatedly attempted to escape the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop. At around 8:00 a.m. on November 27, Estevan Jaramillo, 27, was found by the roadside by BCSO MPs in a white Dodge pickup near the intersection of Raymac Road and Isleta Boulevard SW. According to a criminal complaint, MPs saw Jaramillo slump over the steering wheel.
The complaint states that MPs parked vehicles in front of and behind the truck because Jaramillo’s truck was still in use to prevent it from leaving. However, Jaramillo tried to flee. A video on the lapel shows Jaramillo driving the truck forwards and then backwards as a proxy tried to open Jaramillo’s door.
According to the criminal complaint, a gun fell from Jaramillo’s lap when he was removed from the truck, and several fentanyl tablets fell from his pockets when he was arrested.
Jaramillo applied to be taken to the hospital and tried to escape there. He was quickly taken back into custody. Jaramillo has been charged with heavy battery life with a peace officer, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, resisting a peace officer, escaping from custody, and driving under the influence of alcohol.
In 2021 alone, Jaramillo was charged several times with assaulting a peace officer, stealing a motor vehicle and a battery.